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Food for Thought

posted Aug 8, 2013, 9:05 AM by Bowmansville UMC   [ updated Aug 22, 2013, 5:41 PM ]
Paraprosdokian is a figure of speech where the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected in a way that makes the reader or listener rethink the first part.  They are popular with humorists or satirists, and it has been said that Winston Churchill loved them.  


Examples:

"I've had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn't it."  - Groucho Marx

"You can always count on the Americans to do the right thing - after they have tried everything else." - Winston Churchill


I'll share a few more received in a recent email from my sister......

If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.

Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit.  Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.

I used to be indecisive.  Now I'm not so sure....

I'm supposed to respect my elders, but its getting harder and harder for me to find one now.

               and finally,


Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.

/DJS
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